11951 Santa Monica Blvd (@ Brockton)
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
I found it very amusing today to find out that when asked by press, Keira Knightley denied having anorexia. They asked her.
“Keira, dear, do you have anorexia?”
Is the press dumb? Are the stupid? Do they really think someone who has anorexia will admit to it? Part of the problem of an anorexic is that they don’t even realize they have a problem in the first place. Were they surprised that someone, anorexic or not, would answer that question, “No?” Duh.
Because I am a voyeur, I clicked through the pictures anyway to see why on earth they would even ask that stupid question. Surely, the press is just exaggerating. Surely they are just having a slow news day. Keira Knightly is beautiful – not as beautiful as say, Jessica Alba, but Keira is most definitely more-than-easy on hungry eyes.
Holy nowhere-near-a-cow. I think I may have given myself whiplash from my reaction to what was on the screen. Dead man's chest. Literally. The photos are frightening. Keira looks like she hasn’t eaten in about 12 days. Her dress, a slippery smooth shiny gold slip-like dress, is hanging on her skeletal frame. Of course the dress was made to sort of drape and hang, but did Keira accidentally grab the size 14? Sadly, the dress is probably a size 0. Maybe it’s a double 0. It’s a gorgeous dress, but on her, it’s a Whole Foods plastic bag on a wet chihuahua.
Now, I’m not going to say that Keira has anorexia, because an eating disorder is a very grave matter, and it is a clinical diagnosis that only a highly paid professional can make. However, I will say that Keira could use a little meat on the bones that are sticking out of her skin like broken shards of a Chardonnay bottle in a sausage casing.
Keira, you need to eat something. We don’t expect you to hoof it down to Benito’s and inhale a styrofoam platter of nachos to add some poundage like moi, but at least eat some sushi. Don’t worry, sushi is far lighter than you think, even though carbtastic rice is drenched in sugar. But please, have at least one piece. Sashimi. Anything. A pod of edamame.
Might I suggest Uzen Sushi in West LA?
Uzen Sushi is one of the restaurants that I file under WLAOG,JR, aka West Los Angeles, OG, Japanese Restaurant. These are the restaurants that have been in the area for at least 20 years, and have flown under the buzzdar because LA has restaurant ADD and only pays attention to restaurants that have opened...tomorrow. The WLAOG, JRs are still around because they're good and locals love them. I went to Uzen for the first time when my sister was in the early stages of dating her husband. He grew up in West LA, and Uzen is a place he used to go with his family. It's kind of like what People's Buffet would be for me if I still lived in San Antonio, Texas. Except that it's not sushi. Or something.
** a year ago today, when it's all said and done, you only need beef and bun, and chicken wasn't just chicken **
tags :: food : and drink : japanese : sushi : restaurants : reviews : los angeles
I lived in Japan a few summers ago, and have gone back a number of times. I lived on a diet of beer, sushi and ramen. Basically, I'm picky about sushi now and 95% of the sushi I have in America just doesn't cut it.
I'd have to say that U-zen is the best affordable Japanese sushi restaurant I've been to in LA so far.
The sushi I tried was fresh and delicious. It might not be up to the standards of a good place in Japan, but for American sushi, this place was great. Also, I was pleased to see Japanese chefs, which is so rare here!
For reference, the best LA sushi I've had was at Sushi Roku. My girlfriend's father, a big shot businessman, took us there. We had sushi not on the menu, if you know what I mean. That was an absolutely absurd bill, but it was still some amazing sushi. Props to Morimoto.
Madame Mansour says
Yeah...Keira needs to eat. Poor thing looks like the poster child for world hunger. Well, except for more glam and less impoverished, third world street kid.